It’s already the third season of KBS Summer drama specials, and this year I get a special treat beyond enjoying some fantastic and quirky one-shot fare. Park Shin Hye is making her television return in mid-July starring in an one episode drama special called Don’t Worry, I’m a Ghost. Like the title isn’t contradictory enough already (since the only reason I’m even worried is because you ARE a ghost, lady!), the drama involves a man falling in love with said ghost. I’m sensing a new theme about to join the legions of time slip/jump/skip and soul/body/brain swap dramas out there – the man/ghost love story. Arang and the Magistrate is also going there, which leads me to wonder, aren’t there plenty of alive people to fall in love with?
This drama special co-stars movie and stage actor Bong Tae Gyu, who I last saw in a funny cameo on Personal Taste. He plays a man who’s hospitalized and wakes up with no memory. He then meets a cheerful ghost and falls in love with her. I hope his condition involves loss of memory AND ability to see ghosts, otherwise I’m having a hard time picturing the falling in love process if he can’t see her. Apparently the PD said he couldn’t imagine another young actress who had the warmth and cheerfulness to play this cute little ghost girl than Shin Hye. I’ll take that as a compliment. What I love the most about Shin Hye is how she constantly tries new things and has such a determined and hardworking ethos in the industry. This should be a cute little one-shot drama special to check out in a few weeks.